Rainbow bridge

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies who has been especially close to someone they go to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and they are warm and comfortable. The animals that have been ill and old are restored to health and vigour. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. They are happy and content, except for one small thing;  they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when they suddenly stop and look into the distance, bright eyes are intent and eager bodies quiver. Suddenly they begin to run from the group, flying over the green grass, their legs carrying them faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when dear Susie is finally united with you, you will cling together in joyous reunion,  never ever to be parted again. Happy woofs rain upon your ears; your hands again caress her beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your beautiful friend, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge  together…

Author unknown…

PS The Image is ©Shaun Braley